Shelia O'Connor

Shelia joined the WAFF 48 team in May of 2017 and has a deep passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, she is super excited to experience all that the “Rocket City” has to offer. Shelia graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, so needless to say she is a HUGE Alabama fan! Shelia started her career as a student reporter/fill-in anchor for the local television station WVUA 23 News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama while she was in school. She covered a variety of topics from the passing of a prominent public figure to fun activities in the Tuscaloosa area. She also learned all the necessary aspects of being a multimedia journalist while also creating life-long connections at the university. When she’s not cheering on the Tide, Shelia loves exploring the city, trying new food places, and spending a little time on the ice figure skating.

Recent Articles by Shelia

  ‘I’m back home now’: Kevin Turner sworn in as new Madison County sheriff

Impacts of government shutdown being felt by MSFC employees

Gov. Ivey visits Providence Elementary School

Police investigating shooting on Melrose Road in Huntsville

48-year-old man dies after New Market shooting

When the bell rings: Examining school start times

When the bell rings: Should schools start later?

Toys to avoid buying this Christmas

New parking payment options coming to downtown Huntsville

Huntsville store owner talks wishlist-worthy toys

5 arrested in Owens Cross Roads drug raid

1 killed, 1 injured in overnight wreck in Huntsville

Huntsville Grinch steals from ‘Santa’

Police investigating Waffle House robbery in Jones Valley

Madison County man celebrates 100th birthday with surprise party

Creating an Emergency Supply Kit for Severe Weather

Putting together an emergency safety plan during severe weather

Chaffee Elementary School student gets special surprise

Madison City Schools superintendent proposes new policy change

Utility crews leave the Tennessee Valley to help with Hurricane Michael